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Bubin offers OT depth


The Jaguars used their fourth trade of this draft to move up into the bottom of the fifth round and select Illinois offensive tackle Sean Bubin. The trade was with Houston for the 159th overall selection, which originally belonged to Tennessee. Houston got the Jaguars' picks in the sixth and seventh rounds.

Bubin, 6-6, 306, is a big-guy value late in the draft and could provide much-needed insurance at right tackle, where starter Maurice Williams is entering the final year of his contract.

"This is an offensive lineman with some value. He kind of separated himself from the other tackles," personnel director James Harris said of Bubin, a left tackle at Illinois that allowed only one sack in his 36 games as a starter. Bubin replaced Marques Sullivan at left tackle for the Illini. Sullivan had been targeted as a possible second-round pick by the Jaguars in the 2001 draft, but Williams became the choice when he surprisingly was still available.

Last season, Bubin was named All-Big Ten honorable mention by the conference's coaches.

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